Back in 1995, the idea of an internet addiction initially began as a joke to poke fun at the excessive complexity of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In the decades since that time, however, access to the internet has become close to universal in the UK and we are now able to go online almost anywhere thanks to our ever-present smartphones. What used to be the domain of tech lovers and the workplace has turned into a social expectation. For most people this connection to the online world is merely a convenient addition to life, allowing them to google answers to questions, access reviews of restaurants, and keep in touch with families but to be without the internet isn't the end of the world. Some people, however, have an obsessive relationship with the online world and exhibit similar behaviours to other compulsive addictions.